By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Denso-sponsored Pro Stock Motorcycle Matt Smith is atop the U.S. Nationals mountain once again. Smith has now won back-to-back U.S. Nationals at the 69th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals on Monday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg, Indiana.
The King, North Carolina native went 6.864 at 198.20 mph to get the win. GETTRX-sponsored Hector Arana Jr., who resides in New York with his wife and daughters, went red.
Smith automatically picked up the win when Arana Jr. went red.
READ MORE: Click here for our latest Racing coverage
“I’m not surprised at all,” Smith said. “I’ve got good power. This is our second year with the Suzuki program and we’ve got great power. The problem is that I can’t figure out how to make the clutch work. I need the parts to test because we’re not getting our 60-foot times where we need them. I think a 1.09 was my best and that’s not good enough. I’ve always said you need to be good at the last six races to win a championship so now it’s time to turn it up.”
This is Smith’s first win of the season. He now has 37 wins in his career. This is Smith’s third career U.S. Nationals win.
READ MORE: Click here for our latest Sports coverage
Prior to this national event, Arana Jr. held a 15-13 advantage over Smith. He also was 5-1 over Smith in prior final rounds.
Arana Jr. wanted to get a competitive advantage. However, it burnt him as he was -0.003 red.
Subscribe to our newsletter!